‘Shadowhunters’ and ‘Stitchers’ set to return in June
Freeform sets the summer lineup
Freeform has set return dates for many of the network’s popular series, including the return of “Shadowhunters” and “Stitchers”. The shows are all part of Freeform’s hit summer lineup, which includes the addition on of the new original series “The Bold Type” and the return of “The Fosters.”
“Shadowhunters” returns for the second half of season two with Shadowhunters and Downworlders reeling from what happened at the New York Institute in the winter finale. As the rift between the two sides grows larger, the team and their Downworld friends and lovers are put in the middle of the dangerous divide. Torn between the Clave’s rules and what they feel is right, Clary, Jace, Alec and Isabelle struggle to help forge a new beginning. The network teases, “Relationships will be tested, a new Shadowhunter named Sebastian will join the fray and the Seelie Queen will step out of the shadows in the summer season”.
“Shadowhunters” is produced by Constantin Film and executive produced by Todd Slavkin, Darren Swimmer, McG, Michael Reisz, Matt Hastings, Mary Viola, Martin Moszkowicz and Robert Kulzer. The series stars Katherine McNamara, Dominic Sherwood, Alberto Rosende, Emeraude Toubia, Matthew Daddario, Isaiah Mustafa and Harry Shum Jr. The show will officially return with the midseason premiere on June 5, 2017.
On the upcoming season of fan favorite “Stitchers,” Kirsten and the Stitchers team hack into the minds of the recently deceased to investigate diverse and unusual cases spanning from international relations to within their own families. The network again teases the show, “New relationships will develop while others will end, and the true purpose of the Stitchers program will be revealed”.
“Stitchers” is executive produced by Jeffrey Alan Schechter, Jonathan Baruch and Rob Wolken. The series stars Emma Ishta, Kyle Harris, Ritesh Rajan, Salli Richardson-Whitfield, Allison Scagliotti and Damon Dayoub. “Stitchers” will also premiere on June 5, 2017, following “Shadowhunters”.
Currently airing on Tuesdays at 8:00 p.m., “The Fosters” returns for its fifth season. Winner of a Television Academy Honors Award and GLAAD Media Award for Outstanding Drama Series, “The Fosters” follows a multi-ethnic family mix of adopted and biological teenaged kids being raised by two moms. The drama’s fifth season will include the milestone 100th episode.
“The Fosters” is executive produced by Jennifer Lopez and created by Bradley Bredeweg and Peter Paige, who also serve as executive producers and writers, along with Joanna Johnson. Greg Gugliotta, Elaine Goldsmith Thomas and Benny Medina also serve as executive producers. The series stars Teri Polo, Sherri Saum, Hayden Byerly, Noah Centineo, David Lambert, Maia Mitchell and Cierra Ramirez. The series is produced by Nuyorican Productions, Inc. in association with Freeform. The fifth season premiere of “The Fosters” will be on July 11, 2017.
The new show to watch for this year is “The Bold Type,” inspired by the life of Joanna Coles, chief content officer of Hearst Magazines. The series reveals a glimpse into the outrageous lives and loves of those responsible for the global women’s magazine Scarlet.
The rising generation of Scarlet women leans on one another as they find their own voices in a sea of intimidating leaders. Together they explore sexuality, identity, love and fashion. The series stars Katie Stevens, Aisha Dee, Meghann Fahy, Sam Page, Matt Ward and Melora Hardin as Jacqueline, editor in chief of Scarlet Magazine.
“The Bold Type” is executive produced by Sarah Watson, David Bernad, Joanna Coles and Ruben Fleischer. Holly Whidden is co-executive producer. The series is a Universal Television and The District production. “The Bold Type” will have a special two-hour premiere on July 11, 2017.